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According to tracking firm Nielsen, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most wanted game of all.

Nielsen recently published its “Top 20 Games to Watch” and the Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games-developed shooter topped all others by a huge margin. According to Nielsen, 27 percent of respondents designated Modern Warfare 3 as one of the top five titles they intend to purchase during the 2011 holiday season.

Nielsen’s Top 20 Games to Watch for Holiday 2011 (Title–Percent of players listing it among their top five)

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3–27%
2. Gears of War 3–19%
3. Madden NFL 12–19%
4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations–17%
5. Batman: Arkham City–15%
6. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword–14%
7. Battlefield 3–12%
8. Just Dance 3–12%
9. NBA 2K12–9%
10. Need for Speed: The Run–9%

Nielsen’s online survey of what it calls “active gamers,” was conducted from August 21 to September 17 of this year.

-SOURCE: GameSpot

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